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>>> taxes, education, reproductive rights when you're mitt romney what's wrong with a little change of heart? it's wednesday, october 10th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson, the golden throat. the host of msnbc's the cycle steve kornacki, msnbc contributor and queen bee of thegrio.com joy reid and new york times magazine editor mr. sunday morning himself, hugo lingren. there are 27 days to the election, meaning we still have time for 27 new and exciting policy shifts from governor mitt romney. and who better than the country's explainer in chief to outline the paradox of the mittens. >> i had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought -- i thought wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> call it the merry go mitt. governor romney has completed a full 360-degree rotation, changing his views so many times on -- so many times on some of his core beliefs that he's right back to where he started decades ago.
. deductions for health care costs, educational write off. that's where the biggest pot of money is. since the romney team won't say that's where they're going -- when you talk about historic tax reduction, you can't compare the deep reductions from the kennedy era when we had 96% marginal tax rates and dropping those significantly and in the reagan era where you had a significant steep cut in the marginal tax rate, then you compare that with the clinton era where we increased marginal tax rates and had the longest sustained period of accelerated economic growth in our recent history. you can't compare. >> as interesting as all this is. this went over the head of 60% of the public out there. they would need an economics class to understand what's going on. this go goes to the core point. if you don't understand basic economics, this doesn't make any sense to you. you won't learn this from a debate. that's where the challenge is from. >> my favorite thing on taking things that i don't understand and making them clear. on the blog fact check he talks about this $5 trillion question and the f
diverse campus provides a better education. that was the court's holding. after the argument today it seems clear the court is not going to go and overrule that precedent but the problem many of the justices had is how do you know when you have enough diversity. the university of texas has an unusual system. it automatically admits anybody who graduates in the top 10% academically of any high school in texas. that gets a fair amount of diversity on campus because many of those schools tend to be racially more uniform, predominantly black or hispanic and tend to get diversity. the problem for perhaps the majority of the justices how do you know when there's enough diversity. what the school says is, we don't want merely diversity in numbers. we want african-american students who are interested in fencing and speaking greek and studying architecture and hispanic students who are great fencers or ballet dancers. we want diversity in other words within the mere racial numbers. and i think for a majority of the court the question is how do you know when you're there, how do you know whe
broadcasting funds support shows including sesame street that provide educational programming for children especially those that cannot afford to go to preschool. the total money going to pbs accounts for roughly .00013% of the federal budget. that's a very small amount. despite utterly nominal amount of money on the table the president has been trumpeting the big bird message since the debate. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> elmo has been seen in a white -- in a white suburban. he's driving for the boarder. >> here on the panel after a hellish commute mother jones washington bureau chief david corn author of the book "47%" uncovering the romney video that rocked the 2012 election. it ain't a over but that video did its share of rocking. >> before big bird hit the scene. >> exactly. david, let's talk about the big bird ad. a good thing for team obama to be using or a bad thing? >> you know, i've always been a fan in politics of what i call
days to go, and we're focused on voter registration, getting our voters more educated, and then out to vote, and when you talk about all those polls, one poll up, one poll down, what i'm focused on is the polls opening, at least in pennsylvania and many other places across the country, on november 6th, because the only poll that matters is the poll on election day. polls open at 7:00 in philly, close at 8:00. that's what we're talking about. >> okay. let's take a look, president obama spoke to his hollywood backers last night at an l.a. fund-raiser. it sounded like he realized how bad things went. he wasn't as good as you were right now, mayor nutter, but let's take a look. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. back in 2008 everybody always remembers the victory, but they don't always remember the bumps in the road. things always look good in retrospect, but in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. we goofed up. i goofed up, but the american people carried us forwa
. the headline is that racial preferences and higher education definitely came under attack today. >> let's remind everyone, ten years ago, the u.s. supreme court upheld affirmative action, less than, 2003, what has changed since then? >> this case is factually similar to the university of michigan case nine years ago. what has changed is the court, justice sandra day o'connor wrote the majority opinion nine years ago upholding diversity as a compelling interest. o'connor is no longer on the court. today the person to watch is the justice anthony kennedy, not against the idea, but hasn't found the affirmative action program that is narrowly tailored enough for him to like it. >> what about the fact that justice elana kagan, she recused herself here, there could be a tie they could decide four justices one way, four another. what happens in that case? >> in that case, the previous precedent stands. so the university of michigan case from nine years ago would continue to be the law of the land if they ended up in a 4-4 tie. >> all right, joe johns, thank you very much. u.s. supreme court to
for speaking out for education for girls is showing improvement. she was able to move her legs after the sedative was reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that went aground in january is suing. he's charged with abandoning the ship. >>> finally, get ready for this one, the million-muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, after mitt romney's comments about the muppets in the debate. in is scheduled three days before the election. that could change everything. >> that's game-changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> let's start with aurora boreal borealis. nice pictures from doug kiesling. whoa, look at those. a clear morning in some spots and cooling down. international falls, 28. can you find the cold front? it's pretty evident. 64 in chicago. they have already had their high. indianapolis, almost 70 earlier in morning. the cold front is out there. some places storms will be severe. parts of the nation. but not in florida. just a little bit off-and-on thunderstorm action. miami, so wet. 88 for a high. they're four inche
. three weeks before election day. >>> a pakistani girl shot by the taliban for speaking out for education for girls is showing improvement. she was able to move her legs and hands after the sedative was reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that went aground in january is now suing, claiming wrongful termination. francesco schettino is charged with abandoning the ship. >>> finally, get ready for this one, the million-muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, after mitt romney's comments about the muppets and big bird in the first presidential debate. it is scheduled for three days before the election. that could change everything. >> that's game-changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> let's start with aurora borealis. if you have never seen the northern lights, you get to see them right now. nice pictures from doug kiesling. whoa, look at those. maybe you'll get some clear nights to watch. a clear morning in some spots and cooling down. international falls, 28. can you find the cold front? it's pretty evident. 64 in chicago.
social media activism supporting education for girls, something as simple as that. well, there's been condemnation of this attack and support for the teenager has been growing from washington to the united nations, around the world. reza sayya is joining us live from -- you have been all over this story talking to the doctors and the family medicine. how is she doing? what is the update? >> reporter: well, doctors say she's in critical condition. we've also spoken to the uncle within the past hour. he's saying that doctors are now hopeful, that she's out of danger, but the next 24 to 36 hours are going to be critical. this is the period after operation yesterday. of course, there's been an outpouring of emotion for this young girl. the last time we saw this kind of outpouring was probably 2007 when the former prime minister was assassinated, but now here we're talking about a 14-year-old girl. this is the kind of impact she's had on many here, and probably the impact has been strongest in pakistan's lass rooms. >> and you visited actually the school islamabad there today. tell us abou
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. the outcome could change how the country runs its education system. according to the next guests, a shake-up is exactly what they need. the new book argues in favor of the controversial mismatch theo theory, that affirmative action hurts beneficiaries because they're inadequately placed in schools where they cannot compete. in the guest spot is richard sanders professor at ucla and stewart taylor junior editor of harvard law review, co-authors of the new book out today "mismatch." welcome, gentlemen. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> richard, let me start with you. you say affirmative action places mirnlt students with underperforming scores in schools they're not qualified for, thus making it hard to pass exit exams and so they leave not fully prepared. >> yeah, it's important to keep in mind that we're not saying that students aren't qualified to be in college. it's which college they go to. so the idea is that if you are admitted to a school where your credentials are lower, say 00 or 300 points lower than classmates. the teachers teach toward the middle of the class and you're
injured in a taliban shooting only because of her crusade for the right to an education. the suspects are young, between the ages of 17 and 22. they say the mastermind is still at large. the taliban says they had a target killing squad that carried out the attempt on malala yousafzai's life. religious authorities in laher issued condemn of the attack, islam is for encouraging women's education not stopping it. the teenager remains in a medically induced coma in a hospital. >>> it is the final voyage for the "endeavour." the 77 ton shuttle is rolling through los angeles streets to reach its resting place at the california science center but it is not without controversy. workers had to take down light poles and power lines and most importantly nearly 400 trees for this 12-mile journey through the l.a. streets causing angry protests from residents along the route. >>> "endeavour" goes on public display october 30th. >>> and the european union won this year's nobel peace prize. in the same week that spain's credit was downgraded to junk bond status and the 27 member block is struggling t
weeks before election day. >>> the pakistani girl shot by the taliban for speaking out about educating girls. she's now showing signs of improvement. malala yousafzai was able to move her hands and legs after her sedatives were reduced. >>> the captain of the ship that ran aground in january in italy is now suing claiming wrongful termination. francesco schettino still faces charges of manslaughter and abandoning the ship at a hearing this week. >>> finally, get ready for the -- check this one out -- million muppet march. two men are planning the demonstration to defend public funding for pbs, that's after mitt romney's comments about big bird at the first presidential debate. it should be something. it is scheduled three days before the election. million muppet march. check that out. that could change everything. >> that's a game changer. >>> time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> good morning. let's go ahead and start with aurora borealis. if you've never seen the northern lights, you get to see them now, and some nice pictures from doug kiesling up in leaf lake, minnesota.
to get girls education. the local government is offering a $104,000 award for information leading to her attackers but she does remain in critical condition. mark phillips is in london with her story. good morning. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin on malala yousufzai's condition is she's still critical, still unconscious, and still on a ventilator and doctors removed a bullet lodged near her spine and moving her to another hospital with better critical care facilities. >> chances are for several days. fairly good chances. >> reporter: it's been two days since the taliban in pakistan tried to kill malala yousufzai. and kill her dream of equal education rights for girls. she's clinging to life. and judging from the reaction of men and women so does her dream. she was a prime target for the taliban who don't think women should have any rights. it's this kind of talk they try to silence. >> they can't stop me. i'll get my education if it's at home, school or any place. save our schools, save our pakistan. >> reporter: local pakistani officials in the swat valley where malala yousufza
the right of girls to get an education. >> we've seen a lot of rallies, gatherings for malala yousufzai this week. but i don't think there's any question, this one in karachi on sunday, one of the biggest yet. it's always hard to guess how many people are in these crowds. but by my estimation, there's at least 20,000 people here, maybe more. this gathering organized by the mqm, a political party that's already fiercely anti-taliban. they believe the taliban poses an immediate danger to pakistan and point to the attack on malala. messages for mahalia, saying our prayers with with you. and a banner that spans 20 football fields where demonstrators are writing get well wishes. obviously a lot of support here for this 14-year-old human rights activist. but here is what else you're seeing, intense outrage and anger aimed at the taliban. >> i want to crush the people who killed -- who tried to kill mahalia. >> reporter: you want to crush the taliban? >> of course. they should take necessary action. >> we are praying for her. >> reporter: it's that type of anger many here say could be a turnin
-old girl shot for defying taliban orders and going to school and being a champion of girls' education. we'll ask one champion of free speech why she thinks this issue is not getting the attention it deserves. the vice presidential debate is not until tomorrow but he's already being hit with the label "liar" by some top democrats. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types o
girls have a right to education. the taliban accused her of quote western thinking. elizabeth palmer reports from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is on a ventilator at the moment and she's still one sedation according to the pakistani military spokesman. she's in an army hospital. her condition is said to be stable and her surgical team says that at the moment there's no plan to move her abroad for more specialist treatment. malala yousufzai's shooting last week by taliban extremists in her home town near the afghan border has shocked the country. just 14 years old, she and two classmates also injured but less seriously were attacked after gunmen stopped their school bus. the girls say the men were specifically after malala yousufzai. it's no surprise. since 2009 defying local taliban edicts she's been a fearless campaigner for pakistani girls right to an education. unusually even some of the most conservative religious figures in pakistan have condemned the shooting. one group of clerics even issued a fatwa, specifically saying islam approves of women seeking knowledge. pak
we should make sure we have a fair shot at the american dream, through our educational system. >> absolutely. professor, we know where mitt romney stands. as for paul ryan, he was asked directly -- i'm sorry, he wasn't, sorry, asked directly about affirmative action but let me show you what he said about those americans who live in the inner city. >> the best thing to help prevent violent crime in inner cities is to bring opportunity in inner cities, help people get out of poverty, teach people good discipline, good character. >> the republican's content breathtaking. >> wow. >> ryan suggests those lack discipline and character. this do they not realize four-fifths of the actual population now lives in an urban area? >> they probably don't realize that. judging from the limited amount of time their campaign has actually spent in urban areas, you can tell how much they value it. the problem with mr. ryan's comments here is he is ascribing inherent characteristics to being poor or living in the inner city. that's troubling and problematic. it plays to a lot of stereotypes and ra
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. there are, of course, moderates in iran. half of the country is weste westernized, highly educated. and there are moderates, but they don't run the country. on october 9th, 2012, who runs iran? do we still not know? >> in the intelligence business, iran is right up there with north korea as probably the hardest targets to really understand. >> certainly not ahmadinejad. >> no. supreme leader. >> it's the supreme leader along with -- >> the mullulahs. >> aren't they intimidated by the revolutionary guard? >> you've got the people financially essential to the regime. several power centers. but -- >> the supreme leader is first. and the answer is we don't really know. >> if we don't know that, the strategy here also psychological? and at what point do you start doing this publicly? isn't that a second step? start doing this publicly and aligning with the opposition publicly? isn't that to an extent potentially a destructive strategy if you're a little hand fisted about it? >> i would do it rather than later because the guys are feeling the heat. at the end of the day, mika, they've go
level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. >>> here is a question for you, what is the fastest growing relious group in america? think on it. what is the fastest religious group here? would you be surprised if i said none. as in not affiliated, not identifyi
that interview. >> so i thought i must stand up for my rights, the right for education, the right for speech. >> some people might say you're 14. you don't have any rights. you just have to listen to mom and dad. >> no, i have the right of education, the right to play, the right to sing, the right to talk. i have the right to go to market. i have the right to speak up. >> reporter: we can objectively report that this is an absolutely adorable young girl and is also fiercely determined in confidence. don, we put a lot of tough questions to her back late last year and she stood up to us. this is a tough girl that many say she represents the best of pakistan. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> mitt romney is accused of flip flopping during the debate. former president bill clinton goes even further. >> so just show up with a sunny face and say, i didn't say all that stuff i said the last two years. >> next, does mitt romney have a multiple personality? plus, what he told an iowa newspaper that's making some people scratch their heads. all energy development comes with some risk, but
could use this case to limit affirmative action programs not just an in education but also business and government. cheryl: peter barnes, thank you very much. adam shapiro with the banks being targeted by cyber attacks. >> we have seen increased traffic today and have experienced the management and service availability but declined additional comment at this time. yesterday capital one, today suntrust, the same group tied to islamic terrorist saying they would after jpmorgan chase and bank of america. tomorrow, regions financial. issue a statement instead we take online security seriously and are taking every measure to protect the company and our customers from regions financial, the target tomorrow. the group behind all this posting on the web that after this round of attacks they will regroup over the weekend and come up with other financial institutions to hit. cheryl: we will be following this for consumers, for the yanks, investors, everyone. dennis kneale has the latest on the fallout from jack welch job report tweet. >> turns out the bitter cheering at jack welch question th
for speaking out against islamic extremists and for promoting education for girls. she's been a target for the taliban because of outspoken views against the group. joining us is the attorney and director of the law fair project, brook goldstein, good morning to you, brook. >> good morning. >> dave: a horrific story. unfortunately, this is what focuses some attention worldwide on what these terror groups are doing, i mean, to children. what needs to be done? >> well, first of all, the issue of the deliberate targeting of innocent muslim children by slammist terrorist groups has gone way underreported and that it takes a shooting of a 14-year-old girl to focus world attention on this. >> alisyn: let's talk about the 14-year-old girl. she's extraordinary. she had been a vocal advocate for girls education in a place in the valley in pakistan where that is not necessarily a popular view, certainly by this taliban and she even started a blog. i mean, tell us why is she's such a great symbol? >> well, she's done something remarkable. she's managed to bring together the pakistani community wh
research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> coming up, it may not have been the thriller in ma anyonilt the rumble in the air condition conditioned auditorium. we'll check it out next. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if yo
to the history and look at brown v. board of education that allowed for this end of segregation, what was it that the lawyers were looking for? what was their aim in that case? but race not be a factor in admission. you can't deny somebody because of the color of their skin. but we never said that he should get a special preference. we had a special preference legislation over the last 45 years. when he talked to a lot of people, they think that the time for that is over and the sprinklers going to come to that exact conclusion. that is why they have taken the case out of texas, and that is to say this. we will look at the qualifications of the based on a number of factors, and we will determine and admit those who are called by. that is good for everyone. you still have a situation where if you really want to play that race is a factor for admission, that is almost a form of insidious discrimination in and of itself be one isn't? because the students students of color are argued that for decades, even in socioeconomic status in this country, that they have not been afforded the same
that the fact he came out and educated the public the numbers are manipulateed and --. >>neil: he said there are no guards there trying to hold them off. >>guest: it is a survey. and it is a very weak survey. he gave us all sort of an insight into how that is done and he did it, i think he did it in a great way to be honest. a lost my journalist friends think he did it in an inartful way. >>neil: he said it doesn't add you, you cannot have phenomenal job growth and see the unemployment rate drop the way it did so he questioned that. ing he said because there is so much "squish" in the numbers and room to guesstimate where it is, do not pay attention. pay attention to the real unemployment. that is why americans are not understanding it. they understand the real unemployment is much higher. >>neil: so when the administration afghanistans -- administration argues that the trend is the friend --. >>guest: the trend is the opposite. people that is dropped, unemployed and those who is dropped out of the workforce brings the rate up to 15 percent. that rate, the official number, it can go do
lines. she was targeted by the taliban for demanding that girls get equal access to education. and they say the next 24 hours after surgery are going to be critical. 10 doctors waiting to see if the extreme swelling in her head will hopefully be reduced. >> amazing some times the role she has taken on in society. what a symbol she has become. at a young age. what she is fighting for, something we take for granted. she is literally fighting for her life because of the cause there. the doctor said one doctor said the bullet has affected some parts of her brain, but there's a 70% chance she will survive. certainly welcome news. all thinking and praying for her. brave little girl. >> for sure. >>> moving on dozens of american airlines pilots put their labor frustration on display in the nation's capital. the pilots protested at reagan national airport saying the carrier received bankruptcy court approval to reject the cba, they complained, management is implementing new terms that adversely affect their working conditions, pay, and retirement. >> american's dra
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